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will support this democratic president or will we see in places like michigan what we saw in the reagan days, blue collar reagan democrats helping the republicans? >> i think it's going to be different this time because of the attack on the -- on labor by the tea party. we had 100,000 people at a rally in madison, wisconsin. we had 50,000 people in ohio. we collected a million signatures in ohio. people realize what's going on, that they might have voted republican a small group of organized labor. but i think people are aware now that this group is coming after them. when they start talking about, you know, getting rid of social security, medicare, medicaid, rolling back collective bargaining in major states, i think this is -- this has been the wake-up call an maybe labor needs. and some of those people that voted republican are now going to say, what a mistake i made because i didn't know they were going to take my job away, i didn't know they were going to take clollective bargaining awa. you saw what they did and what they believe in. and you heard this debate in washington with regard
that debate as well. is the president spoke to a friendly audience in michigan at a union event in detroit. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellen is there. he was pretty warmly received in detroit. >> he really was, wolf. and you know, labor day is traditionally the kickoff to campaign season. the president came to detroit and delivered a campaign style speech. >> as long as i'm in the white house, i'm going to stand up for collective bargaining. >> for a moment, it seemed like old finals temperature -- old times. >> four more years! four more years! >> the president took his sharpened message out for a test drive. >> we have roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding. labor is onboard, business is onboard. we just need congress to get onboard. >> if they don't act, he all but threatened to campaign against a do-nothing congress. >> the time for washington games is over. the time for action is now. no more manufactured crisis, no more games. it's time for them to stop worries about their jobs. it's time for them to worry about your jobs. >> the people in michig
punished big states like michigan and florida for putting their presidential primaries too early? well, republicans are trying to get tough, too. their party rules will strip half the delegates from any state besides the traditional early birds, iowa, new hampshire, south carolina and republicans went ahead and added nevada this time. that go before march 6th. the time that they want to dedicate super tuesday. but we already have arizona jumping. they jumped the deadline. they set its primary for february 28th. florida is currently slated in their law for january 31st and a handful of other states that also want to share the early state spotlight. josh putnam is a political science professor at davidson college. he runs a great blog, front loading hq.com. and, of course, mark murray is the deputy nbc news political director. all right. i got to start with you, josh because mark and i have to make our holiday plans, okay? so let's begin. we do know this. the arizona decision does mean one thing. it means that iowa at least will be some time in the middle of january at the earliest. is t
to see you this morning. >> mitt romney fared much better in michigan, emerging the clear winner in that state's straw poll. >> when you look around this republican field, apart from romney, who is there that you could put forward as a credible candidate that would have a chance of winning? >> let's bring in lenny curry, chairman of the republican party of florida. lenny, before saturday's straw poll, you said one of the most important things that voters in florida would consider was electability. how electable is herman cain? uh-oh. lenny, do we have you there? can you hear me okay? lenny? >> yeah, i got you now. >> let me just re-ask that question. before the straw poll on saturday, you said that one of the most important things that florida voters would be considering was electability. how electable is herman cain? >> florida is a representative sample of the gop electorate in florida is representative of what you see across the country. so if a candidate can win florida in our primary, they are arguably ee -- will be electable and competitive in a general election. and herman
away. >> we also had another straw poll from michigan this morning and i think it was 50% -- more than 50% here. 50.9%. the mackinaw straw poll, rick perry 16. %. mitt romney runs away with it now. he's basically the hometown boy in michigan. his father was governor there and this is activist republicans, romney's a very familiar name.>name.. >> the races continue to be unsettled. i think what we've learned this weekend is that there's going to be an extended fight between mitt romney and rick perry. they both have some strength. they both have a considerable amount of money, we think, the ability to raise money. and neither of them have closed the deal. that's what i take away from this weekend. >> mitt romney has been an incredibly lucky candidate. when he was coasting along as the front-runner, in the spring and summer the other candidates didn't want to engage too much with one another. tim pawlenty famously shid away from an attack in the debate, a key reason he got out of the race. we got to the fall and it was everybody gang up on the front-runner. it wasn't romney anymore. it w
their policies have a devastating impact on real people across the country. in michigan, governor rick snyder signed the law that puts a four-year lifetime limit on welfare. that means next month, nearly 41,000 michigan residents will stop getting welfare aid including nearly 30,000 children. thousands of innocent impoverished kids, abandoned by the state. in arizona, a new republican law punishes the families of prison inmates. to help deal with the state's deficit, the state has begun charge is $25 to visit someone in prison. it's called a quote, background check fee. but actually goes for maintenance and repairs. and in wisconsin, governor scott walker's budget cuts means some kids are going without. one school district is so worried about losing state funding, that has stopped giving milk to elementary school kids during snack time. these are the real government of gop priorities. and the people paying for them are the ones who can least afford them. we're going to keep calling republicans out for this injustice and we would like your help in doing it. come to our facebook page. and like
as they have done several times in the past. >>> now to the shocking car bomb attack in michigan. a father was driving his two sons to football practice when suddenly they were rocked by an explosion. an inferno in the middle of the street. a car bomb so powerful it is impossible to even recognize the car. a frantic 911 call tuesday evening, the driver of the car, eric chapell made an appeal for help not only for himself but his two young sons inside. >> my car blew with two kids. i've got two significant leg injuries. they're chewed up pretty good. okay. police say a device exploded in the car. injuring the father and his two children. ages 11 and 13. >> the one boy said, oh, daddy, my foot keeps hurting. you know? well, he couldn't understand, i don't think, i think he was probably still in shock or whatever. >> reporter: witnesses say just before this column of smoke, they heard a big bang. and the vehicle seemed to melt away. >> by the time i got there, the car was completely engulfed. >> reporter: the father was able to get his sons out alive. members of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco
of the sky and strike ground in texas or michigan or florida or they'll plunge harmlessly into the atlantic ocean. >> it is just, not under control at all. that makes it very difficult to predict where it is going to come down. >> reporter: don't panic. that was then. now scientists say it's clear the bus-sized 6 1/2-ton satellite will crash north of australia or near the coast of chile maybe. as this simulation shows, most is expected to burn as it enters the atmosphere. two dozen pieces are expected to fall to earth as far as 500 miles apart. the odds of anyone getting hit are long, one in 3,200 according to an early estimate. but it happens. >> the chance of getting in a car wreck today is one in 16. this isn't much to worry about. >> reporter: ask this woman. she was on a walk when struck in the back of the fragment of a delta rocket. the only known victim of falling space junk has advice. >> my advice is to be outside if you see it coming run. uh-huh. >> reporter: to put it in perspective, the odds of getting struck by lightning, are one in 1 million. it happened to this man three time
way to michigan yesterday, teamster present, jim hoffa, the son of jimmy hoffa rallied the detroit crowd. hoffa spoke of the president's job push and used tough language when talking about what he calls a war against the tea party. >> and you know what, everybody here has got a vote. if we go back and we keep the eye on the prize, let's take these son of a bitches out and give america back to america where we belong. >> the chairwoman of the tea party express demanded an immediate apology from hoffa. in a statement she said in part, jimmy hoffa's remarks are inexcu inexcusable. white house for its part said the president was not even there when those comments were made. the 2012 race, five of the republican party's presidential contenders traveled to south carolina yesterday to participate in a forum hosted by tea party power broker, senator jim demint of south carolina, mitt romney generally played it safe in front of the conservative crowd choosing not to criticize any of his opponents at this forum. form governor asked about his massachusetts health care law, saying it would be
of a bloomfield, michigan cruiser. he moved the hands to in front of him. he emptied his pockets which contained heroin. then he used his mouth to loosen the handcuffs. let's time it to see how long it takes him to take off the cuffs. left alone in the cruiser with the radio on, alexander gnawed, salivated and tugged for a mere 17 seconds before the cuff came off. he kept looking around for the officer. you could almost see him think. while we're at it, shouldn't the suspect be wearing a seatbelt? then the minor detail, how he opened the window. the barrier between the front and back was left open. he crawled into the front seat. watch the light change as he presses the button, opening the rear window. this cruiser was cuffed. a burglar in utah went out there a moving police car. when he threw himself out, he was not seriously hurt. he was recovered. his freddie mercury moment short lived. ♪ i've got to break free >>> all right, this morning presidential candidates spanning across the country from the east coast to the west and smack in the middle of the heartland. we are following them every
the poll in orlando to attend campaign events in michigan. >> six ton satellite -- [ unintelligible ] plummeted to earth, officials not sure where it landed. they think it landed in the pacific. say parts could have fallen on land in the pacific northwest. no injuries or damage has been reported. >> michelle obama taking to reality tv. the first lady will appear on the season premiere of extreme makeover home edition. the focus will be on a shell in north carolina for homeless female veterans. >> shannon: that is a great show and great cause. i've e-mailed with your dad about the fact that he's sitting operate couch with kleenex watching that show every sunday night. >> reporter: yeah, you need it. >> special episode tonight, thanks peter. >> newt gingrich is no er to politics. -- is no stranger to politics. when a chance to catch up with him and asked him how he feels about some people calling him the brains of the operation when it comes to the gop field? >> pretty flattering. i don't object to being called somebody who has lots of ideas and sob who reads lots of book. -- and sock
primary, it's a state by state primary. if the calendar includes ron's home state of michigan up high, add in a new hampshire and nevada caucus, romney is not in a bad spot, cluck. >> i would still rather be perry, though, when it comes to the calendar at this point. let me play for you some of these undercard back and forths. here's bachmann v. perry on hpv. >> there is a big drug company that made millions of dollars because of this mandate. >> the company was merck. and it was a $5,000 contribution that i had received from them. i raise about $30 million. if you're saying i can be bought for $5,000, i'm offended. >> i'm offended for all the little girls and the parents that didn't have a choice. >> right. he believes what he did was right. he thinks he went about its wrong way. i believe your policy is wrong. >> you know, ron, was that exchange, sort of on one hand seemed semi prepared to go toe to toe with bachmann, when santorum piled on too, that i hate to beat up the boxing me metaph metaphor, seemed staggered. wanted the ref to say let's have a standing eight count here for you. ro
-hour special tonight. starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern, and diane sawyer exclusive. >> coming up a michigan pharmacist gets in troublele trying to defend himself. >> see what he did when robbers stormed the store and why it cost him his job. you are watching "world news now." >>> welcome back, everybody. we took this next story from what we look to call the no good deed goes unpunished file. about a former fame cyst pharma walgreen's. >> he defended the store, as dan harris reports, that turned out to be a big mistake. >> reporter: it all plays out on this harrowing surveillance video from a walgreen's pharmacy in michigan. it's 4:30 in the morning on may 8, mother's day. and jeremy, a 36-year-old pharmacist is sorting medications behind the counter. and then it begins two armed men wearing masks enter. immediately they start pointing their guns at one of the workers. hovan tries to call 911. >> seconds later i saw a manager with the gunman. the gunman saw me. and i saw him. >> reporter: the gunman leaps over the counter, turns and aims his gun at hovan. >> i feared for my life. the gunman
is a 42-year-old attorney who primarily handles business litigation in ohio and michigan and also practices family law and is known to handle messy divorce cases. investigators are trying to determine if the victims were targeted or if the attack was random. >> hard to believe this wasn't targeted. >> right. police in fact at this point are really looking into some of his clients to see what could have led to something so horrific as this. i found it particularly interesting when the father called 911 he was very calm. >> calm, yeah. >> i don't think if i would have been able to do that, my children and me in the car. good for him. he was clear, able to express himself. >> said he handled messy divorce cases. a clue as to who would have motivation to do something. we'll see what dichlevelops. a florida marlin pitcher has been going by an assume name, on the roster as leo nunez, a closer, 36 saves. nunez isn't his real name. he is actually a year older than listed in the marlins guide. he is back in the dominican republic and not expected back this season. strange story. there are
culture and this is the rhetoric -- you saw my michigan speech. is this embarrassing for the president? >> just last year. >> no indication. no indication yet. >> he didn't call it out. >> he called them out afterwards. >> they have no comment. >> so what happened? >> financier and morning joe. >> in washington, speaking of sexy, pat buchanan joins us. >> all right. >> to answer your question, i know, we've got the chairman of the tea party demanding immediate apology. >> what happen? what happened there? >> well, we had some very, very, very harsh words by the president of the teamsters union that i think there are worse ones being used there than sobs. >> like what? >> let's launch into the news. teamsters union, president jim hoffa warming up the crowd before the labor day speech in detroit taking that at the tea party that we played to you coming in to the show, the chairwoman of the tea party wants an apology from hoffa. she said this -- jimmy hoffa's remarks are inexcusable and amount to a call for violence on peaceful tea party members which include many teamster members. the wh
to a story we are are following out of michigan. you know, some might call one walgreens employee a hero after he pulled a gun on armed rob rers in may. the robbers took off, no one was hurt. but walgreens apparently didn't think there was anything heroic about it it at all. in fact, the company fired this man. now that employee was a pharmacist. he is now suing. as part of the case, we're getting video surveillance of the entire thing as it went down. here is reporter steve patterson of affiliate wzzm. >> i feared for my life. >> reporter: in may, two armed men entered a walgreens in benton harbor where jer huven worked. they take a manager hostage and push him to the back of the store. >> the gunman repeatly attempted to fire upon me. >> reporter: in this edited security footage, given to wzzm 13 news from huven's attorney, you can see a masked man leap over the counter, weapon drawn. >> in self-defense, i fired my weapon. >> reporter: and the crooks ran off. in a press conference on wednesday, the pharmacist says he has hey permit for the weapon but was fired a week later. >> mr. huve
and vice president biden hitting the campaign trail on this labor day. the president will be in michigan, speak to a detroit labor council while the vice president heads to cincinnati, ohio, for an afl-cio event. >>> the top republican candidates for president will be in south carolina today for senator jim demint's tea party presidential forum. you can see that live beginning at 3:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn. >>> and will eddie murphy host the 2012 oscars? reports say the actor and comedian has emerged as the leading candidate to host the february oscar telecast. a final decision could be made this week. >>> and that's the news you need to start your day. "american morning's" back right after this break. . >>> general motors is betting the new chevy sonic will be big in the small car market. it's the first subcompact to be built in the u.s. in decades and the first 2012 sonic is coming off the assembly line at a gm plant that was shut down. it's now full of life and workers again. cnn's casey wian has the story from orion, michigan. >> reporter: brad was working at a gm plant in wiscons
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to be one winner. it's going to be the workers of michigan and america. we're going to win that war. president obama, this is your army. we are ready to march, and president obama, we want one thing -- jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs! that's what we're going to tell him. he's going to be -- when he sees what we're doing here, he will be inspired, but he needs help. you know what? everybody here has got to vote. if we go back, keep the eye on the prize, let's take these sons of -- out and get back to where we belong. >> dan, how is the white house responding this morning? >> reporter: well, they're not. in fact, as the internet continues to burn with, you floe, comments about those remarks, you know, the suggestion that the president should weigh in and could not democrat them, i did have an e-mail exchange with a official who reiterated the white house would have no comment. instead what they're talking about is the focus of this administration, as the president is days away from delivers his jobs speech. we're being told it would be a combination of things we have he
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something. i will tell you, if the president of the united states is going to deliver a speech in michigan saying civility is important and this is, bla, bla, bla. i know it's 80 after the hour, but we are going to say it. the president has the responsibility to treat both sides the same. listen to jay carney yesterday saying what? >> jay took it seriously. yes. this was the official -- >> nothing to say. >> i understand that there is a ritual in washington that you know, somebody says something and you link the associations and everyone with an association with him or her has to avow. mr. hoffa speaks for himself. he speaks for the labor movement. the president speaks for himself. i speak for the president. >> interesting this is the same white house that rush limbaugh stands for what he saids. glenn beck for what he said. fox news for what they said. jim cramer and "mad money" for what they have said. they have used that pulpit to go after people when they say irresponsible things. >> his choice of words is bad. i don't know what's wrong with saying that. it makes more of an issue. hold
she won't. nevada has the highest unemployment rate. there you go. california. michigan. south carolina. and the district of columbia. not a state obviously. these states many of them key presidential battlegrounds. another thing to watch, this one soon will come to a presidential debate near you. texas. the governor of texas is a candidate for president. his unemployment rate went up last month as well as he travels the country saying he is the best candidate to create jobs. but nationally is the big question. what can be done here in washington? is there anything the president has proposed that can help or are the answers maybe not in washington but out there in corporate america? let's get some perspective now from a man who has spent a lot of hours of late exploring the jobs question. his special, "restoring the american dream: getting back to work" airs sunday night at 8:00 here on cnn. i'm glad our colleague fareed zakaria can share some insights with us. first i want to break it in two parts, the debate in washington and the debate out there in what i'll call the real wo
is not a be-- >> if you can't win in the heart of new york city, how are you going to win in michigan and colorado -- >> if you look at the record the last couple years democrats won the majority of the special elections. it didn't mean nothing to us in 2010. i think we put too much weight on that one district. and in the end the president, look -- this is where james is right. the president and the white house, they're going to have to do a better job of communicating. clearly republicans have been winning the communication battle. i don't think there's a democrat in town who argue that they haven't been. >> quinnipiac poll out today, virginia one of the states the president won. everyone said, wow, the democrats won virginia. disapproval now, 54%. 40%. even california, look, the president is going to carry california unless everything goes south in november 2012. for the first time his approval rating in california is under 50%. 46%. so james, i think you're saying look at these numbers and mr. president even if you think you're right on the policy, you have to do something? >> well
. there are cities in michigan -- oh, shut up. [ cheers and applause ] >> you know, firing those air traffic controllers, i'm pro union, was what sent the word to moscow this guy was real. >> yeah. >> i absolutely know that as a fact. it got over there. they said, he has steel in his spine, look out. i think when i met reagan one time, i was working for speaker o'neill and weren't exactly in friendly territory. i felt i was meeting jimmy cagney, not jimmy stewart. i think that jimmy cagney, don't touch the gutter, little tough guy from the street, you've got it. it's what people like in the fighter they got on their side. >> if you look at opening of the debate last night when they paraded the seven dwarves and the candidates come out. perry's body -- literally his chest is stuck out. he's like this. he's ready for a fight. i just think republicans, they don't -- the mitt romney, doesn't matter what he says. romney did a great job last night. romney tries to finds itght, ite when obama tries to fight. it's not who he is. once again, who is the one republican president of the last several dec
michigan, across the midwest and in the south? >> well, the same things were asked of the republicans when we won a special election in one of the most republican districts in the united states in upstate new york. look, the fact of the matter is that they stole one from us in downstate new york and it's not the end of the world for us just as we stole one from them in upstate new york and it wasn't the end of the world for them. special elections are not predictive, john. let me give you one statistic. in 2006 we lost every single competitive special election and democrats won the house of representatives. in 2010, we won every single competitive special election and we lost control of the house of the representatives. they are moments in time. they are not predictive of trends. >> you don't think this means anything then, just one loss even though democrats have held this seat for 90 years? >> look, it was a tough loss. you know, i wish we had won. i'm not going to minimize it. i'm not going to sugarcoat it. >> but what happened? >> it was a loss based on a confluence of events, a perfec
,000. and then a big dip in unemployment. >>> and the top state for job growth? take a peek. it is michigan. the state's unemployment rate is above the national average but it's dipped nearly 2% over the last year. even with the high national unemployment we've seen some private sector job growth every month this year. rosemary from careerbuilder.com, vice president for human resources, is here to help us break down the facts for job seekers out there. good to see you this morning. this is such an important segment that we're very proud of here because we want to see america get back to work and we've seen the states. talk to us about the sectors that people have the best chance to find the current openings in right now. >> we're definitely seeing a variety of speeds, i think in that recovery. industries like i.t., engineering, health care, they continue to create jobs and have been doing so fairly steadily over the past couple of years. >> rosemary, let's get specific, corporations at career builder has a list of companies hiring and doing so in large volume. is this all growth in specific regions or
is involved in, that is ohio and wisconsin and michigan and florida and new jersey. is this, you think, just a basic strategy that romney is using just to get more favor or does he really believe that collective bargaining is not good for the american worker? >> well, i think, again, he's flip-flopping to deal with the right wing base and to deal with the primaries to come. and to deal with the debate tonight. and who's around him, particularly the folks in the audience. some of whom do have some decent populous leanings but have a 19th century view of the country or michele bachmann an 18th century view. when she talks about the thing i'll bring, the bill of rights, the constitution and declaration of independence. >> mr. cohen, good to have you with us tonight. i appreciate your time. thanks so much. we'll visit more on these issues. let's bring in now -- let's bring in now a former pennsylvania senator rick santorum santorum, who was part of that debate tonight. senator, good to have you with us tonight. i appreciate your time. i must say, 15 years as a former conservative, i think i know
to michigan. and you're right, this bridge carries nearly 4% of our gross domestic product every year. this is a very important bridge. it needs to be replaced. it needs to be replaced now. >> i read that number last week and i couldn't believe it. it seemed awfully high, but it is amazing. is funding really the only thing that's holding this up? what is in the way? why can't we get this done in this part of the country for this bridge? >> i really wish i had a good answer to that. there are people here who have been working for years to get this bridge replaced, particularly our mayor, senator sherrod brown and our vice mayor have all been actively engaged in trying to get this bridge replaced. the reality simply is that we are in an area where, thanks to the president bringing attention to this, sending that wake-up call to congress, and now it's just a matter of getting boehner and mcconnell to do their job and find the money to fix this bridge. we need to have the will to get it done. we can't wait another 20 years. i'm so pleased at what the president is doing because he's right
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